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Kickstarter Stat Check

Here’s a stat check from Kickstarter: Of the 385,810 total projects, only 35.6% were successful as of today. The top five crowdfunding categories (in order) are: Music, Film, Games, Publishing and Art. In the Music category: 10% raised <$1,000; 71% raised … Continue reading

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Robot Crowdfunds Its Brain

Creepiest crowdfunding campaign yet (and possibly a problematic one) is the initial coin offering to fund the artificial intelligence of a humanoid robot, Sophia. The fiat currency is being raised to fund ” SingularityNET, an open source platform for AI … Continue reading

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SEC Says Bitcoins Are Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that bitcoins are securities and subject to Federal (and probably State) regulation. The SEC investigated the offering by the Decentralized Autonomous Organization, a “virtual” organization embodied in computer code and executed on a … Continue reading

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Bad Crowdfunding Ideas

So, aside from outright fraud, there are a multitude of crowdfunding campaigns that are just a bad idea, stupid or wrong. Huffpost Australia has cataloged a few, including: the woman who asked for money to finance her US Green Card … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Legitimized by Silicon Valley

Crowdfunding has been legitimized in Silicon Valley now by Silicon Valley, the HBO series. After losing two rich benefactors and discovering that no VC would touch Richard’s “second internet on cellphones” idea, Jared has come up with the idea of … Continue reading

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Gust Alleviates Patent Claim on Crowdfunding

Patent trolls have shaken down crowdfunding sites in the past, but David Rose, CEO of Gust, fought back and won. A patent troll is a company that buys patent rights, then threatens to sue a company that is using certain … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Platform Profits By Helping Others

If charity begins at home, GoFundMe is a great example of that. With over $3 billion raised from more than 25 million donors since it started in 2010, quick and dirty math suggests that its owners have pulled in more … Continue reading

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